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3 ex-deputies indicted in stun gun death in Georgia

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. – A grand jury in Georgia has indicted three white former police officers on murder charges for their alleged role in the stun gun death of a 58-year-old black man who they said acted “suspicious”, after asking a stranger for water.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Tuesday, an indictment of the Washington County ex-delegates — Michael Howell, Henry Copeland and Rhett Scott — with the offence of murder, false imprisonment and aggravated assault in the death of Euree Lee Martin.

District Attorney Hayward Altman said that there was no evidence that Martin had violated the laws at the time that he was in touch with the police on 7 July.

Mawuli Davis, lawyer of Martin’s family, says bench warrants are issued and arrests are expected shortly.

Howell, Copeland, and Scott were dismissed in October in connection with the case.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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